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SAR253m water and sanitation projects signed in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Minister of Water and Electricity, Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hossein, has signed 18 contracts worth SR 253 million to implement several water and sanitation projects in various parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The implementation of these projects by the Ministry of Water and Electricity comes within the framework of royal directives of […]

70 centers planned to assess Kingdom’s renewable sources

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) recently embarked on the establishment of 70 stations and centers aimed to determine renewable energy sources in all parts of the Kingdom, local media said. The centers will assess all renewable sources, including solar, wind, waste-conversion, and geothermal energies and collect ground readings from different parts […]

National Water Company to invest SR50bn in new projects

The power and water sectors are experiencing a massive boom in Saudi Arabia, according to Abdulrahman Almutari, head of privatization at the National Water Company . He stated that over SR 50 billion will be invested in water and wastewater projects from 2013-2017. Speaking at the 1stday of the 9th Water, Electricity and Power Generation Conference […]

Kingdom to invest $133b in power, water projects

Energy consumption in Saudi Arabia is witnessing an unprecedented growth, prompting a wave of investments expected to reach $133 billion (SR502.5 billion) for various power generation and water projects in the next decade, organizers of an industry event in the capital said. Being the third largest water consuming country in the world with an average […]

Work starts from the ground up in Qatar

Large-scale tunnelling schemes will provide base for Qatar infrastructure ahead of the Fifa World Cup Doha is about to become the tunnelling capital of the Middle East as it moves forward on a series of multibillion-dollar infrastructure schemes ahead of the Fifa 2022 World Cup. The projects that involve large-scale tunnelling works are the Doha […]

Qatar’s per capita water consumption highest in the world

Doha: The per capita water consumption in Qatar is the highest in the world, with the total consumption recorded at 216 cubic metres in 2012. This was revealed by officials of the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) on the occasion of the Arab Water Day observed by the Arab Water Ministerial Council yesterday. […]

SR 3.6 bn approved to boost water, sewage projects

The Ministry of Water and Electricity has approved SR 3.6 billion for the implementation of different development projects in the Riyadh region, according to local media sources. The projects include design and implementation of water and sewage projects in the region at a total cost of SR 300 million, Dharma, Muzahmiyya and Quwiayyah Provinces at […]

Saudi Arabia leads GCC with 148 power projects

Rising oil and gas prices combined with increasing domestic power requirements are prompting governments across the GCC to increase investments in the power and water sector, as well as secure alternative sources of energy. Installed generating capacity in the GCC is forecasted to reach 170,000MW by 2019, according to the latest data from MEED Insight. […]